minuet

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noun min·u·et \ˌmin-yə-ˈwet\

Definition of minuet

  1. 1 :  a slow graceful dance in 34 time characterized by forward balancing, bowing, and toe pointing

  2. 2 :  music for or in the rhythm of a minuet

Examples of minuet in a Sentence

  1. The orchestra played a minuet.

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Origin and Etymology of minuet

French menuet, from obsolete French, tiny, from Old French, from menu small, from Latin minutus


MINUET Defined for English Language Learners

minuet

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Definition of minuet for English Language Learners

  • : a slow, graceful dance that was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries

  • : the music for a minuet


MINUET Defined for Kids

minuet

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noun min·u·et \ˌmin-yə-ˈwet\

Definition of minuet for Students

  1. :  a slow graceful dance



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